IBC SOLAR focusses on new services to expand internationally
Bad Staffelstein / Germany, June 18, 2018 – IBC SOLAR AG, a global leader in photovoltaic (PV) systems and energy storage, offers its partner companies new technical services in the domain of large-scale rooftop and open-space systems up to 5 MW. The new service range is part of a strategic growth plan for IBC SOLAR which aims to increase sales in international trade activities by 30 percent.
With its new technical services, IBC SOLAR enables its customers to enter a new business sector by realizing larger systems and complex PV projects up to 5 MWp. As an experienced PV project planner which has already implemented 650 MWp in major projects worldwide, IBC SOLAR allows its customers to plan and realize projects starting from a feasibility study up to the commissioning stage. In addition, IBC SOLAR supports its partners in the participation in tenders. This partnership means that high quality standards are met, making projects a sound investment and ensuring long-term yields.
Albert Engelbrecht, Senior Vice President Solutions International: “For 2018 we have set the target of 30 percent volume growth for our international trade activities. Therefore, we are now systematically expanding our service portfolio. This will enable us to grow together with our customers worldwide.” Key markets are Europe and the MENA region. Moreover, in order to further develop trade activities in Latin America, the headcount has recently been increased by a sales representative in Colombia. After its start-up period, IBC SOLAR’s subsidiary in South Africa is also perfectly prepared for capturing the Sub-Saharan region.
The scope of new technical services is made up of three steps. A technical feasibility study determines the rough layout, bill of materials, and estimates the workload during construction. A financial feasibility study uses the power plant’s simulated yield and performance ratio together with the expected capital and operational expenditure in order to calculate the electricity production costs. On that basis, it is possible to make a decision on whether to further invest or to halt all efforts before spending too much money on a project that is not feasible.
The second stage consists of detailed engineering. Its main goal is to design the best technical solution for a specific project and to create all necessary documents for the construction in order to get the requisite permits from utilities and local authorities.
Finally, in the realization stage there are two main factors to be controlled, time and quality.
IBC SOLAR provides TÜV-certified engineers who have experience in the design of more than 1,000 PV projects. These engineers assist directly on site to complete and connect the PV plant to the grid in time, thus ensuring the high quality of construction.
More information on the company’s international services as well as on further news and product highlights from IBC SOLAR, is also available at the Intersolar Europe (Munich, June 20 to 24, 2018), Europe’s leading trade fair for solar technology, in hall A3, booth 579.